World Polio Day Tree Planting





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Project Description

Country: USA

Location: Aurora, IL

Total Budget: $500

Area of Focus: The environment

Activity Type: Community Development: General

Summary: Rotarians will plant and dedicate an Autumn Blaze Maple tree at Rotary Park in Aurora to commemorate World Polio Day.

This project is a District 6450 Supported Environmental Service Project and was approved by District Environmental Service Chair Mary Onorad on 9/28/23 as part of the $3,000 Environmental Service Projects line item in the 23/24 District Grant approved by The Rotary Foundation.

The club will work with the Fox Valley Park District (FVPD) to plant an End Polio Now commemorative tree on October 24, World Polio Day, at Rotary Park in Aurora sometime in the morning, prior to the club's World Polio Day event that evening. FVPD will provide an Autumn Blaze Maple tree, an engraved bronze plaque and will dig the hole. Club members will plant the tree, mulch it in and place the dedication plaque/stone. They will commemorate the tree with a short ceremony and tie a big purple ribbon around the tree trunk and place purple flowers at the base.

The engraved plaque will say:

October 24, 2023

World Polio Day

Working to End Polio Now

Rotary Club of Aurora United

The club will take photos/video and share on social media and website. The intention will be to visit the tree every year on World Polio Day to place a purple bow and flowers as part of our annual World Polio Day commemoration.

Project Contact Person

District: 6450

Rotary Club of: Aurora United

Primary Contact: Rachel Ossyra

Email: rachelmarieo@hotmail.com

Project Status

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Project listed for the 2023-24 Rotary Year.

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History Log Entries


by Rachel Ossyra

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Charles J Corrigan

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.


System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by Mary Onorad.


by Rachel Ossyra

System Entry: Project signed by Rachel Ossyra.


by Marshall Schmitt

System Entry: Project approved by the District Approval Committee.


by Linda Yates

System Entry: Check for DDF payment issued by Foundation Treasurer.

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